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Alternative specimens - whole blood, oral fluid and urine

Is urine or saliva feasible to use as a source of HIV detection?

Tests are currently available for anti-HIV testing using urine and saliva specimens. However, the level of antibodies in these specimen types is lower than serum or plasma. Therefore, rigourous sample collection conditions, testing procedures, result validation and interpreation must be followed.

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CMLF News Issue #7
27th January 2016